Covid-19: French maverick microbiologist grilled by commission inquiry | AFP

French maverick microbioligist and controversial promoter of the drug hydroxychloroquine, Professor Didier Raoult appears at the French National Assembly’s inquiry commission into coronavirus. IMAGES

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Coronavirus: French National Assembly salutes population’s “courage” | AFP

The speaker of France’s National Assembly Richard Ferrand pays tribute to the “courage and mobilisation” of the French people as he opens a session of questions to the government on the 15th day of the nationwide confinement. The National Assembly also held a minute’s silence in memory of former minister Patrick Devedjian, who died on Sunday after contracting Covid-19. SOUNDBITE

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France: Demonstration at parliament after pension reform debate cut short | AFP

Police forces surround several hundred people demonstrating peacefully on the Concorde Bridge, in front of the French National Assembly in Paris, after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the government’s decision to use an article of the Constitution (49-3) to shorten the debates over the controversial pension reform. IMAGES

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French National Assembly pays tribute to 13 soldiers killed in Mali helicopter collision | AFP

The head of France’s National Assembly Richard Ferrand has paid tribute to the thirteen French soldiers killed in Mali. His comments were followed by a minute of silence. IMAGES

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The French National Assembly

French President Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the Move (REM) party is heading for a large majority in Sunday’s legislative elections, a new poll shows. Videographic tour of France’s National Assembly, one of two chambers which make up the country’s parliament.VIDEOGRAPHICS

The French National Assembly

The French National Assembly is one of two chambers, together with the Senate, which make up the countryโ€™s parliament. It has been based since 1798 at the Palais Bourbon, a former palace on the left bank of the River Seine, opposite Place de la Concorde.VIDEOGRAPHICS